Charles Rutstein, Formerly With Forrester Research, Is Named the New CEO of RISI
LONDON—June 19, 2014—Charles Rutstein has been named CEO, RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.
Rutstein comes to RISI from Forrester Research where he held a variety of different positions, most recently COO.
Under his leadership, Forrester’s revenues and earnings nearly doubled and the firm’s stock outperformed the NASDAQ by a wide margin. Rutstein also focused much of his time and attention on improving the customer experience for Forrester clients, both online and offline.
“RISI has become the leader in forest product information services by continually placing its customers first,” said commented Rutstein. “Maintaining that focus will be a top priority for me as we continue to make strides to improve the depth, breadth and delivery of our services.”
Henry Elkington, CEO, AXIO Data Group, also added: “We are delighted to welcome Charles to RISI. His proven track record managing and growing a world-class information business makes him a perfect fit. Charles has the customer focus, business acumen and international perspective to accelerate RISI’s growth.”
Before he joined Forrester, Rutstein worked as principal consultant for Price Waterhouse Consulting helping devise and implement technology strategy for many large clients.
Rutstein holds a BA in economics from Hobart College and an MBA in strategic and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions. Headquartered in Boston, RISI has offices in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
RISI is a subsidiary of AXIO Data Group which operates a portfolio of market-leading information businesses.